No Dak Prescott, no problem. It’s not quite, but Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner, sounds very confident in Cooper Rush, backup quarterback.
Jones stated that Rush is available to lead Dallas’ offense during a recent appearance on 105.3 the Fan.
“I think Rush is up to the task of winning ball games for us, and I think he certainly has had a lot of experience in this offense,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “He and Kellen Moore have been joined at the hip for a long time. So, I like who we’re lining up out there to give us a start right there… Dak is one of the best there is at finding the open guy and going to the right guy. Rush can do it, too.”
Rush, 28 years old, led the Cowboys’ victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the 2021 season. Rush finished the game with 325 yards passing, two touchdowns, and an interception.
Rush was called to relief against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and completed 7 of 13 pass attempts for 64 yards.
Jerry Jones: Cooper Rush is capable of winning games for the Cowboys. https://t.co/ITL87sBAN5
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 17, 2022
It’s crucial that Dallas improves its ground game, especially with Rush as the starting quarterback for the near future. Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard and possibly Ezekiel Pollard could see a lot of work this Sunday against Cincinnati Bengals.
A win over the Bengals would definitely reduce some of the pessimism around the Cowboys.